"Behind the Wall of Sleep" as written by and Pat Dinizio....
She had hair like Jeannie Shrimpton back in 1965
She had legs that never ended
I was halfway paralyzed
She was tall and cool and pretty
And she dressed as black as coal
If she asked me to I'd murder
I would gladly lose my soul

Now I lie in bed and think of her
Sometimes I even weep
Then I dream of her behind the wall of sleep

Well she held a bass guitar
And she was playing in a band
And she stood just like Bill Wyman
Now I am her biggest fan
Now I know I'm one of many
Who would like to be your friend
And I've got to find a way
to let you know I'm not like them

Now I lie in bed and think of her
Sometimes I even weep
Then I dream of her behind the wall of sleep

Got your number from a friend of mine
who lives in your home town
Called you up to have a drink
Your roommate said you weren't around
Now I know I'm one of many
who would like to be your friend
And I've got to find a way
to to let you know I'm not like them

Now I lie in bed and think of her
Sometimes I even weep
Then I dream of her behind the wall of sleep

Behind the wall of sleep


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    My OpinionI saw about 80% of the video for "Behind the Wall of Sleep" on MTV one night in 1986 or 1987 and had to find the album. Wow. After more than twenty years, the song hold up very well, and indeed, I rate Especially for You as one of the three best albums, start-to-finish, among the several hundred in my collection (the other two being Lush's Lovelife (1996) and Squeeze's Argybargy (1980)). At some point I supplemented the LP I'd originally bought with a CD, but it still gets a regular listen.
    NAwlinsContrarianon June 28, 2009   Link

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